• Jessica Gateau

    Coordinator for Science

    P: (757) 603-6473

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The K-12 Science program is based primarily on the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. It emphasizes the SOL content strands of Scientific Investigation Reasoning and Logic, Life Processes, Living Systems, Matter, Energy, Force and Motion, Earth/Space Interrelationships, Resources. The Science SOL Test Scores at grade 3 and grade 8 are among the highest in the school division.

The program is student-oriented, hands-on, and not textbook dependent. Science Fairs, including an Invention Convention for grade 5, are held at each elementary school. Advanced Placement courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are offered at the high schools.

Middle School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 4272

    Environmental Science is an introductory science course that is intended to continue the student investigations that began in grades K-8.  Students will focus on scientific ...

  • Course ID: 4115

    Life Science standards emphasize a more complex understanding of change, cycles, patterns, and relationships in the living world. Students will build on the basic principles ...

  • Course ID: 4125

    During the academic year, students will become actively acquainted with two of the physical sciences: chemistry and physics. Major areas covered by the standards include ...

  • Course ID: 4105

    At this grade level, students will develop culminating experiences in the general sciences in preparation for content specialization during subsequent grades. Emphasis will be placed ...

High School Course Offerings

  • Course ID: 4380

    AP Biology is the equivalent of a college-level Biology course.Instruction is focused on conceptual understanding that allows students to develop and the scientific reasoning skills ...

  • Course ID: 4411 & 4411-11

    AP Chemistry/AP Chemistry Laboratory is a daily course equivalent to the first year of college-level Introductory Chemistry.Upon successful completion of the AP Exam, students may ...

  • Course ID: 4270

    Students will explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made, evaluate the relative risks associated ...

  • Course ID: 4573

    AP Physics I is an introductory, algebra-based Physics course equivalent to a first semester college level course.It is designed to develop advanced inquiry and scientific ...

  • Course ID: 4574

    AP Physics II is the equivalent of a second semester algebra-based college level course.AP Physics is designed to develop advanced inquiry and scientific reasoning skills ...

  • Course ID: 4311

    Biology I is a laboratory science course in which students discover the parts and processes of living things and their interactions with each other through ...

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